If you have been following my blog for a little while, you would know that I have travelled to the beautiful Island state that is Tasmania many times. And I mean with scenes like this….. why wouldn’t I Tasmania is full of incredible nature, the West Coast is truly wild and full of secluded forests and beautiful waterfalls, the South […]
Last week, I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Jane Goodall and attend her tour. I have been a volunteer for the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots organisation for a few years now, I was previously the state coordinator but due to #phdlife I gave that up. As I am still a volunteer though, I got to help organise the […]
** In Collaboration ** One of the joys we have as humans is the ability to travel and experience the wonders of the world. For different people that can mean a variety of things, some want to visit distant worlds with little connection to city life while others are searching for the hustle and bustle of skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife. […]
If you have been following my blog for a little while you would probably know that I have visited the island state of Australia a few times now (I have a few blog posts about my previous trips). But $28 return tickets & the fact that Tasmania is one of my favourite places means I couldn’t turn down the chance […]
Hi everyone! My name is Melissa Cristina Márquez, and I am a Latina marine biologist and wildlife educator! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology and Conservation from New College of Florida (USA) and an MSc in Marine Biology from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). During my undergraduate degree I was lucky enough to travel all over the […]
Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Daniella, Conservation biologist PhD student researching black-cockatoos.
Hi, I’m Daniella. I’m a conservation biologist and all-round nature fanatic, currently doing a PhD on endangered black-cockatoos in south-eastern Australia. My project is in the field of bioacoustics, which is just a fancy term for the study of animal sounds. I research the vocal behaviour of black-cockatoos, and from this am developing new ways to monitor populations with sound […]
Since returning home from my European adventures, I have been asked so many times what my favourite places were. Being asked this, made me reflect for myself and I have managed to dwindle the list down to four favourite places (but don’t ask me to pick just one!). 1. Old Town, Stockholm- Gamla Stan was a place that made me […]
I made my Bucketlist when I turned 24 in October last year, and I am proud to say that I have been ‘walking the walk’ and have already ticked off 4 items (see below). Hopefully more can be achieved before my next Birthday! Visit Iceland See a wild Orca Get better at surfing Write a book Present at a conference Go to a World Surf League event See a wild polar bear See the Northern Lights Visit Antarctica Get my diving certification Swim with whale sharks Publish my research Swim with manta rays Visit Uluru Be on TV Get better at snowboarding Visit Seattle See a wild blue whale Help create an ethical tourism organisation and/or work for one Live in New Zealand for a little while Do a van road trip See snow falling from the sky Visit Hawaii Get my PhD!
My second vlog of my Europe adventures is now up! If you haven’t seen the first one yet click here
Only two weeks after returning from my month voyage around Europe, I repacked my suitcase (with a lot less jumpers this time), and left for the next adventure. This time my good friend (and fellow conservation psychology PhD student) and I flew to Tropical North Queensland, to explore and to get our PADI scuba diving license. Despite the humidity, torrential […]